The number of Church officers in the Ecclesiastical District of South Korea increases as 316 brethren simultaneously took their oath of office in the places of worship of their respective local congregations and group worship services (GWS) on September 24, 2023.
Brother Roderick Yome, district supervising minister, officiated the gathering at Baran Congregation’s place of worship. Meanwhile, the resident ministers led the oath-taking in their respective local congregations and GWS. Prior to the oath-taking, the brethren were taught that God expects Church officers to be diligent, and greatly value the performance of their duties. It was also taught from the Bible that Church officers should remain prayerful despite the challenges in life.
“It is important to accept duties in the Church because these are blessings from God, and through our performance of these, we become closer to Him,” said Jyzyl Paja, deaconess from Pyeongtaek Congregation. “Most of all, we can be of help to the Church Administration in taking care of the Church.”
“My family and I promise that we will strive to perform our duties, and help in all of the works of the Church,” stated Jyzyl’s husband, Alfred, a deacon.
“As the membership in the Church rapidly increases, there is also the need to make sure that every member remains firm in the faith. For this reason, it is necessary to add more officers especially those who will help in edifying the brethren,” said Brother Resty Bugarin, district Church officers overseer. — With reports from Rowena Castro of INC News Section